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ULS3010 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS 3+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Third Year / Spring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Ayça EMİNOĞLU
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the international dimension of environmental problems and the actors, institutions and regulations that contribute to the solution of environmental problems. In this framework, the international dimension of environmental problems, the impact of actors in solving or preventing these problems, and Turkey's position with regards to international regulations to protect environment will be examined.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

Learn the factors that play a role in the regime shaping process

LO - 2 :

Be able to define the behavior of actors in the solution or prevention of environmental problems

LO - 3 :

Will be able to analyze the position of Turkey with regards to the international regulations for the protection of the environment

LO - 4 :

Will be able to explain the international dimension of environmental problems.

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

During the course, students will be able to learn the factors that play a role in the regime shaping process, to identify the actors' behavior in the solution or prevention of environmental problems, to analyze the position of Turkey in relation to international regulations for the protection of the environment and to explain the international dimension of environmental problems.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Introduction

 Week 2

emergence of global environmental problems

 Week 3

emergence of global environmental problems

 Week 4

Actors related to environment: international organisations

 Week 5

Actors related to environment: international companies

 Week 6

regimes and regime theories

 Week 7

regimes and regime theories

 Week 8

regimes and regime theories

 Week 9

midterm examination

 Week 10

climate change

 Week 11

nuclear energy problems

 Week 12

drought and hunger

 Week 13

sustainable development

 Week 14

nuclear armament

 Week 15

general review

 Week 16

final examination

 

Textbook / Material

1Pamela S. Chasek, Janet Welsh Brown and David Leonard Downie (2006) Global Environmental Politics (Dilemmas in World Politics) (Boulder, Colorado: Westview)

 

Recommended Reading

1Kaya, Yasemin ve Kaya, Sezgin,“Uluslararası Çevre Rejimlerinde Etkinlik Sorunu”,Uluslararası İlişkiler, Cilt 8, Sayı 30 (Yaz 2011), s. 125-148.

2Türkiye Barolar Birliği (2014) Uluslararası Çevre Koruma Sözleşmeleri Ankara, Türkiye Barolar Birliği Yayınları : 247İklim Değişikliği Ders Notu

3Kaya, Yasemin ve Kaya, Sezgin,“Uluslararası Çevre Rejimlerinde Etkinlik Sorunu”,Uluslararası İlişkiler, Cilt 8, Sayı 30 (Yaz 2011), s. 125-148.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

07/04/2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

05/06/2017

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

3

14

42

Own study for first mid-term exam

6

2

12

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Own study for final exam

11

2

22

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

120